Mesquite: History, Growth, Biology, Uses, and Management by Rodney W. Bovey

By Rodney W. Bovey

Global challenge or treasure? this query has observed the common and debatable mesquite tree anyplace it grows and is studied all over the world. during this complete connection with the genus Prosopis, rangeland scientist Rodney Bovey has accrued and synthesized years of study in a publication that displays our present nation of information in regards to the biology, morphology, and administration of mesquite.

Environmentally adaptive, the mesquite is taken into account through many to be an invasive or a pest species, and Bovey addresses the troubles approximately mesquite encroachment world wide. yet he additionally explains its ecological significance within the prevention of abrasion and desertification and in offering foodstuff and habitat for wildlife.

furthermore, Bovey strains the makes use of of mesquite by means of people and discusses the economics of growing to be and harvesting mesquite. A convenient advisor to the names, destinations, distributions, habitat, constitution, and makes use of of numerous species of mesquite is integrated during this benchmark book for ecologists, variety managers, biologists, landowners, and scholars of agriculture and atmosphere science.

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